Rentals and programs are hosted at the Recreation Activities Center, located in the Civic Center Complex at 4640 Walnut Lake Rd., West Bloomfield, MI 48323
Snowshoe Family Hike
Enjoy the winter wonderland on snowshoes. Learn about the history of snowshoes, then strap on a pair. A Naturalist will be your guide as you look for all the unique nature winter has to offer, such as animal tracks, signs and sounds. Please note: If there are not sufficient snow levels, the program will be cancelled, with full refund. February 11 from 10:00 am-11:15 pm.
Snowshoe With Your Sweetie
Take a guided snowshoe hike through the forest with your valentine. Listen to the crunch of snow and look for animal tracks, while you experience the magic of a winter walk. After exploring the forest with your sweetie, get cozy by the campfire and roast s’mores while the Naturalist teaches you the love language of a variety of animals. A hike will be substituted if there is not enough snow to use snowshoes. February 11 from 2:00-3:30 pm.
Senior Snowshoe Hike
Hike the Civic Center Trails and enjoy the winter wonderland on snowshoes. Learn about the history of snowshoes, then strap on a pair. A Naturalist will be your guide as you look for all the wonder nature has to offer, such as animal tracks, signs and sounds. If there isn’t sufficient snow levels, a winter walk will be substituted. Hiking poles provided. February 14 from 2:00-3:30 pm.
Search “snowshoe” in our online registration portal to see available classes!
Youth & Adult Sizes Available!
Sizes are based on weight, not shoe size.
$6 for a 2 hour rental per person
Rentals are available at the Recreation Activities Center from 8 am-4:00 pm Monday – Friday. They are also available during Nature Room Open Hours. Snowshoes must be returned 15 minutes before close of business, currently 4:30pm, or before the end of Nature Outdoor Explorer Open Hours.
- Must leave driver’s license or photo ID as a deposit.
- Must be used on Civic Center Trails only.
- There must be at least 3 inches of snow on the ground in order to rent snowshoes.
- You must wear boots in order to rent snowshoes.
- If you are new to snowshoeing, we invite you to attend a snowshoe program or Nature Outdoor Explorer Open Hours
for a brief tutorial, as limited instruction will be available at time of rental.
Learn more about rentals and how to snowshoe with this quick video.
Strap on a pair of snowshoes and join a Naturalist on the trail for your own private snowshoe appointment. Learn about snowshoes before hitting the trail to learn all about winter, snow, animal tracking, and more! Snowshoes are provided. No snowshoe experience is needed. Call our Naturalist David at (248) 451-1909 or email email@example.com to book your appointment.
Please note: If there is not enough snow to utilize snowshoes, a winter hike will be substituted.
Location: Civic Center Trails
Dates: Winter months (There must be at least 3 inches of snow to use the snowshoes.)
Time: 1.5 hours
Fee: $90 resident/$115 non-resident group + a $1 fee per person for snowshoes, maximum 25 people